What a week it’s been!
I’ve certainly had my work cut out for me but I know my semester is just beginning. It was only a couple days ago my week started with watching Tom Brady win his sixth Super Bowl with my family. When Bill Belicheck was asked if he thought about retirement, he responded with joy. He said,
It’s about trust.
“There is an old saying about the strength of the wolf is the pack, and I think there is a lot of truth to that. On a football team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.”
It’s about being present.
“To live in the past is to die in the present.”
It’s about growth.
Life must be a balance as gratitude is something that ties it all together. We are capable of anything through continual growth and patient perseverance. Gratitude can be your fuel. It can re-energize you after a long week. I am grateful for a lot, but being here in this moment, is what matters most.
Today I’m Grateful For…
- Summer audiobooks and podcasts
- A reminder to breathe
- Friends from home
- My cat Ned coming back to UMass
- Football with my family
- Time with my family
- Sharing gratitude
- The morning fog with the sunrise
- Clean water and staying hydrated
- A good night’s rest
- Time at the gym to clear my head
- Store bought frosting
- My Peer Mentors
- My friend Neth, from Cambodia
- Clean water
- Leadership lessons
- Teachers, coaches, and mentors
- My agenda to keep me organized
- Quiet, foggy mornings
- A cup of tea to keep me going
- Nighttime routines
- Signs from the Universe
- My job here at UMass
- Making new connections
- The here and now
As always, check out my first blog 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.
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Featured image from Edinburgh. One of my favorite days abroad.